Nikki Hind, Blind Grit

Nikki Hind is the talented and passionate founder behind prestige fitness wear label Blind Grit; "Inspirational Athleisure Wear created by those who concur challenges, for those who are ready for one!" Australia’s first legally blind fashion designer,...

Suzie Fletcher, Tidy Canberra Gardens

Suzie’s partner of eighteen years was diagnosed with a terminal illness when their daughter was just one. After caring for her partner for five years, Suzie found herself over forty, a single parent with a young child starting over. Despite her extensive...

Gourmet You – Flavour without boundaries

In a world where food intolerances are a part of life for many, a business in regional Victoria that offers alternative and tasty food options is proving a hit.Founded by Tarnya Brunier, Gourmet You, provides a range of spice mixes and meal bases for those...

Meet our Team, Mel Harwin, Head of Social Impact

Hey Sister Tribe, I’m Mel. I am the Head of Social Impact at Global Sisters, and joined the team in October 2018. I have two daughters, who keep me on my toes by day, and well and truly awake and sleep-deprived by night. They are one and three *yawn. I am...

Mona Mohamad, Community Support Services Inc

"Finding Global Sisters was like a bright light - and it wasn’t at the end of the tunnel, it was a lot closer. After being a mum for a while, you tend to lose part of your identity.  I started going into the community and sensed the hardships that other...

Holla David, Ayia

“I’m one person but I’m made of two different cultures and it’s about combining those and finding a balance. My beauty business, Ayia, is the same. Everything we use is natural and comes from the earth - I’m Ugandan and was born into a culture where we’re...

Kagi Kowa, Nubia Designs

“I always liked art but never tried it. When I came to Australia in 2015, I came across some indigenous artwork and it inspired me to start creating my own art. It eventually led me to Global Sisters, who have changed my perspective of what I think and...

Happy NAIDOC week 2019!

Global Sisters is proud to be working alongside a range of amazing partners who are supporting Aboriginal women who are embarking on a business journey. Thanks to the investment support of Tharamba Bugheen (Victorian Aboriginal Business Strategy) through...

Lina Qasem, Robofun

“I’m lucky - when I joined Global Sisters, I wasn’t struggling for money and I wasn’t a single mum. I see so many situations among the Sisters that are difficult and yet still they have this passion to work and strength to move forwards. They inspire me a...

Emma Avery, Cloth Baby

Waste avoidance is a top priority for Emma Avery who founded Cloth Baby to help new parents start using cloth nappies successfully. Based in North East Victoria, Emma has drawn together the lived experiences of parenthood and a professional background in...

Yoko Nakazawa, Cooking with Koji

“My miso business was born from demand. When I was struggling, I just did what I do normally and so I made miso every year for myself. I took a photo of my miso and posted it on Facebook and one person asked if I could sell them some. That comment opened...

Cindy Chen, AMOK Sisters

"The first time I met the Sister Tribe, I said ‘Oh my God, how am I going to get along with them? Their language, knowledge and experience is so much more than mine.’ But the more I put in, the more I get back, and I have learnt confidence from them. They...

Glenis Wilkinson, Yoga + Meditation

“If there is one thing I have taken from my Global Sisters journey so far, it is that I have the power to change things.At Global Sisters, there is camaraderie and hope and such a strength of force. I imagine all those going through the program have...

Sufia Alamgir, SoundSpell

“I believe that everybody has something they can make a difference in. They just have to find it. I’m turning 50 this year and, in a sense, SoundSpell is my thing. But if I hadn’t met Global Sisters, I wouldn’t be where I am today. My family fled civil war...

Cindy Barden, Lil Bug Love

I had a seven-month relationship with a man that turned into an absolute nightmare. The first three months were great - we got engaged, and as soon as soon as he put a ring on my finger, the real him came out. It was a lot of emotional, financial and...